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critical northern virginia suburbs. >> we will make sure and restore our economy and put people back to work, get rising take home pay again. we are going to make sure we have a military that is second to none. i will do those things. >> reporter: right now the president has the edge in the key battleground states include vag va where he is ahead by 4 points. romney told abc's david muir, he is not deterred by the numbers. >> well i am very pleased with some polls. less so with other polls. frankly at this early stage. polls go up. polls go down. >> reporter: it is not really early. in fact, voting is already under way. voters in iowa started heading to the polls. next tuesday voters in ohio can do the same. that's why the president's latest ad where he is speaking directly to the camera for two minutes looks like a closing argument. >> there will be debates. speeches, and more ads. but if i could sit down with you in your living room, or around the kitchen table, here's what i would say. >> reporter: for many americans now is the time when they lock down their vote.
with presidential debates beginning next week, the candidates are really running out of time to keep making their case. john, sunny, back to you. >> karen, thank you. to a developing story out of men an his. we are getting new information on a deadly work place shooting. the gunman opened fire at a company that makes signs killing the owner and three others. four people were wounded. three critically. police say the shooter then turned the gun on himself. he its believed to bea former worker who just lost his job. american banks are being targeted in one of the biggest cyberattacks ever detected. hackers are jamming the web sites of bank of america, pnc, wells fargo and other banks one at a time. blocking millions of people from accessing their accounts on line. a group in the middle east says it launched the crime wave over the anti-muslim film. u.s. officials suspect iran is involved. we now have the most convincing evidence yet that water once flowed on mars. nasa's rover curiosity beamed back pictures showing pebbles likely rounded by water.
the bed rock suggests a fast moving waist deep stream once flowed on the red planet. finding past water is the first step in determining if the environment was favorable to sustaining life. they say that water probably flowed billions of years ago. pretty impressive. >> pretty impressive. how do you sort of make those rounded or those edges, either water or wind. and we know it is not wind. got to be water. i am fascinated by that geeky stuff. >> where there is water maybe there is life. maybe there is life. >> exactly. >> right. fascinating stuff. >> yeah. yeah. >> rover moving like an inch, an inch a day. do you know how slow that thing is? >> i love the rover. obsessed with it. >> back off the rover. >> back off the rover. i am obsessed with the rover. >> the rover is zero to one step in an hour. not the fastest thing. >> i love the rover. >> a look at the weather. showers in the rockies. 3 inches of rain across west texas. humid, scattered showers along the gulf coast. thunderstorms from little rock to the ohio valley. pouring rain from boston and d.c. >> wet and 70s from new york to
baltimore. 80s in the south. mostly 70s in the midwest, plains, and rockies. a dog's best friend just might be a prison inmate. inmates work at lafayette parish correctional industries, or lapcor and sell dog beds. the beds are given to local animal shelters. >> they hit on the dog bed idea as a way to reseekle their uniforms before they just used to burn them to make sure they weren't stolen. inmates cut up the uniforms and use the leftover pieces as stuffing. making between, i don't know, 300 and 400 a year. i think that's great. >> i think so too. >> giving them to the shelters. >> the guys, they're on poor wooden pallet kralts crates in . >> orange, or striped. >> the dog is soft, happy, happy, happy. >> late night tv, what would that be without a little info on how to get six-pack abs.
paula faris find out from a top trainer. >> if you worry about your belongings, where they're going, when you go through security at the airport you. may have good reason. brian ross investigates tsa officers who are on the wrong side of the law. you don't want to miss this. ♪ take the money and run >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by "the new york times."
that camera go? what happened to that electronic device? check out this story. abc's brian ross investigates. >> reporter: instead of protecting passengers, prosecutors say the tsa officer caught on this airport surveillance tape in memphis was stealing from one. first, at an empty ticket counter he stashes a laptop left beef hind at a checkpoint. then, drapes a jacket over the laptop and walks away. in this case, the tsa officer was caught convicted and fired. >> this is the tip of the iceberg. >> reporter: new figures provided to abc news show 381 tsa officers have been fired for theft. 11 this year alone. amid what critics call a culture of indifference and lax oversight. >> and i was like, man that was easy. >> reporter: just out of prison, convicted tsa officer, pitheus brown says he stole $800,000 of items over a four-year period. brown manned the tsa baggage
screening machine at newark airport. where he would be tepd off. overhead cameras weren't working and others did the same thing. >> it became massive. >> massive. >> yeah. >> you weren't the only one? >> no. >> reporter: in our own investigations involving ten airports with history of tsa theft problems, abc news checked bags with ipayipads and cash an left beef hind ipads at tsa check points. all the luggage made it past tsa safely. in nine out of ten cases, at carry-on check points. tsa screening officers did exactly what they are trained to do. >> please come back to the podium to claim your items. >> reporter: it was a different story in or lalando where our i was seen in the hand of andy ramirez. two hours later we were able to track the ipad as it left the airport and ended up at tsa officer's home. brian ross. abc news. can you give me a hand here. we are looking for a missing ipad. >> missing ipad?
>> reporter: when we went to reclaim the ipad two weeks later, ramirez at first denied having it. >> okay. >> reporter: its it here? >> no, sir. >> reporter: shortly after we activated an audio alarm on the ipad. you found it. there it is. ramirez produced it. with his tsa uniform now off, he blamed his wife for taking it. >> my wife says she got the ipad and brought it home. >> reporter: it can't be true. the last time we saw it was in your hand. ramirez was fired by the tsa which has a zero tolerance policy stealing from passengers. the tsa director refused to be interviewed for our report, but in a statement the agency said the vast majority of its employees are honest, hard-working individuals. but of course it only takes a few, or in the case of the tsa, a few hundred to give everyone a black eye. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> how outrageous is that? >> i'm flabbergasted. >> a few 100.
sure, vast majority, doing a great job. a few 100. a cult>> the man who stole $800 worth of items. >> he did his time. >> i rarely check my bags. i just came in from chicago today. >> i don't think i will get stolen from. i look to have electronics anything expensive in my carry-on. i guess that's whey i haven't lost anything. >> i carry everything. it's tearablrrarable that i don comfortable. >> for good reason. >> good reason. my goodness. still to come, forget the six-pack, the super v is now where it is at. >> good, i can forget that. never had one. our own paula faris find out what it takes to get lean and mean. you are watching "world news now."
you stronger ♪ >> friday morning, we are feeling good. dare i say we are feeling buff. >> little bit. buff as in shape, ready to rock, sporting a super sexy physique. something like that. >> what you said. >> our own paula faris hit the gym to see how some folks are getting themselves into super condition. >> reporter: from michael phelps to cameron diaz, a-listers are all about the v, v cut abs are the latest trend in the celebrity circle. look out six-pack, the v-cut abs are the new situation. remember her from real housewives, new york fame. well we tagged along as she showed us how she gets them here at barry's boot camp. >> make sure you are using your abs. i want you to lean it back. >> it is this ligament. then there is the transverse
abdominus. >> how did the v happen? >> everybody is striving for differentiation. what will separate you from the elite. it will be the v cut now. i call it the road to the promised land. >> the author and mother of two is well on her way. >> you are 44, you think you have ever looked better than this? >> i think this is probably the best. >> reporter: to get the results the former model has put in some hard work. >> 8 second start getting the speed up. >> grueling workouts like this. five to six days a week. >> the look comes at a price though. one class at barry's boot camp runs roughly $30. >> the average person may not afford a celebrity trainer what can they do on their own? >> rocky, you saw him in the barn, hanging from the rafters, doing reverse decline sit-ups. hanging leg raises. the dips. the v-twist, bring your knees up and twist and kind of torque your obliques.
>> pain is tecmporary, victory forever. i'm paula faris in new york. >> sunny, are you rocking a v? >> i mean, do we really need the v. >> wow, sunny. you have been working out. >> i don't want to make people feel bad and filled with jealousy and resentment. >> i see your guns there. >> you know? >> how many days do you have to work out to pull off the physique? >> several. several. >> i have some catching up to do. impressive stuff. >> the v. >> talking about all the working out. football, nfl week four under way. another round of the "world news now" nfl picks competition. >> go to our web page, wnnfans.com. see the teams, rob, paula, the commish, jack sheehan. pick this week. i think the commish will dominate. >> your turn. click on the link. the teams you think will win the featured games. >> not just good enough to list your picks, to be counted you must click on the link and then
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they're smiling. >> i got to tell you, i think that is a horrible proposal. >> i want to wring the guy's neck. you made me think i was going to die. >> i don't like it, it's whack. >> silly. she liked it. somebody for everybody. let's talk french fries, sunny. dig in. not every french fry is created equal. get off to the good stuff. researchers for eat this, not that. broken it down. mcdonald's fries, 230 calories, 11 grams of fat. chili's fries with fat. >> from the beer garden in the east village. here are the ya-ya-yas! ♪ ♪ [ instrumental "world news now" polka plays ]
this morning on "world news now" -- financial frustration. some of the top banks in the nation under attack by cyberhackers in the middle east. >> how your accounts could be affected. it is friday, september 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good friday morning. i'm sunny hostin. >> i'm john muller. rob and paula have the morning off. we will have more on the frightening attack on u.s. banks. first a look at what else we are following this half-hour. something we haven't heard in a long time. applause for nfl referees. they were back on the job last night to the relief of players and fans. >> got that right. also this half-hour, a controversial discovery is being
called the mom gene. they have identified a gene that makes some women want to have kids while others don't. i suspect you have that one, sunny. >> i think i do. fascinating story. plus, she could be the most unappreciated little sister of all time, or she could be a total impostor. that's right, a younger mona lisa surfaced. no one seems to know if she is the real deal. can you believe that? >> fascinating. >> i know. and i actually saw the real mona lisa. painting is like that big. i wonder how big that one is. we begin with american banks under attack. hackers have targeted one bank after another in one of the biggest cyberattacks ever seen. >> millions of people have been locked out of their accounts online by a shadowy group some where in the middle east. abc's pierre thomas has details. >> reporter: the financial and banking industry is on high alert as a massive siber attack remains -- cyberattack remains
under way. millions of customers trying to bank blocked. among the targets. bank of america, pnc and wells fargo. >> there is an elevated level of threat. the threat is high. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, a denool of service attack, where hackers from the middle east have secretly comman deared thousand of computers worldwide. those computers or zombies have overwhelmed bank web sites with a barrage of electronic traffic. different banks targeted on different days wechl tried for three hours to get on pnc's website. we couldn't get through. on face book, frustrated customers. cynthia schirm wrote, trying to pay bills. this its ridiculous. hopefully it can be up soon. never realized how dependent i am. a group warned the financial industry it was going to attack in retaliation for the con l controversial film that sparked outrage in the muslim world. the scary thing is with the warning the attack could not be stopped. >> the threats are getting
increasingly sophisticated. the u.s. suspects hackers in iran may be involved. >> this is the first time that we know about where a middle eastern entity, perhaps, a middle eastern government, has attacked web sites of critical infrastructure in the united states. >> reporter: the hackers have not been able to steal any money in these attacks or disrupt financial markets. but authorities fear the next j generation of wide scale cyberadults could be far more devastating. to be clear no money has been stolen yet. many people trying to bank online could not for a time get access to their accounts. you can see how that could make it difficult for a small business. so that's why tonight the government is work sowing hard to locate and block these ongoing attacks. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. now to politics and 39 days until the election. but a lot of people don't have to wait until november 6. the first votes in the 2012
presidential election have been cast. early balloting got under way in iowa. president obama has three fundraisers in washington tonight. after spending yesterday in virginia, where he hammered away at mitt romney's comments about the 47%. meanwhile, the republican challenger also spent the day in virginia focusing on the economy and new numbers showing growth is slower than we thought. after campaigning in pennsylvania today, romney heads to a fund raiser in massachusetts. and both candidates are preparing for their first debate wednesday night in colorado where they will tackle domestic policy, use. we are following a developing story from minnesota. police in minneapolis are investigating a deadly work place shooting. yesterday afternoon at a sign company. we don't have an exact death toll this morning. police are saying that several people were killed including the shooter who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. three people were taken to the hospital in critical condition. in los angeles, investigators are awaiting toxicology tests on a actor who
allegedly murdered his elderly landlady and plunged to his death. 28-year-old, johnny lewis, he had smaller roles, and accused off taking two men with a bottle and trying to break into a woman's home. probation officers and his attorney expressed concern over his mental health and drug use. day long amber alert for a miss 3g-week-old baby ended with the arise of the baby's mother. the volunteer searchers found mia thompson alive in a creek in stark county, illinois. her mother said she had been abducted by a woman in a gold or tan car in front of a post office. >> she ran into the post office to drop something off or something. and come back out and -- didn't really, you know, i don't know what happened from there. but next thing i know is that -- you know, mia was missing. >> baby mia was taken to the hospital and is expected to be all right. the county share rich says it is
likely child services officials will take custody of the baby and her 11-month-old sister. a 12-year-old north carolina girl who sparked a three-day search has been found in miami along with the registered sex offender accused of abducting her. police say abigail lefevers was shaken but otherwise okay. 38-year-old timothy newman, a family friend was arrested. the two apparently were having a relationship since july. >> i think he promised her the world. hey, look, you won't have to go to school, going to make it to the bahamas, it will be great. >> court documents show abigail was planning to marry her abductor. she could be reunited with her dad as early as tomorrow. football fans gave a standing ovation at thursday night's nfl match uppen baltimore. not for the players but for the return of the real referees. the officials are back on the field for the browns/ravens' game after a deal was struck to end their lockout. the replacement refs are gone. the monday night mess is fresh in a lot of mind.
commissioner roger goodell is apologizing for the long dispute. >> we are ser to have to bring our fans through that, sorry to bring the general public through that. >> by the way, baltimore beat cleveland, 23-16. a lot of people say the real winners were the fans who got to see a game officiated by the pros. kind of funny the refs are getting superstar, rock star treatment, right. they've take a lot of punches. >> exactly. after that game, that horrible call. i think it just short of shone the light on how difficult the job is. >> how do you like me now? >> exactly. didn't realize it was sort of a part time job. the fact now that they're going to be paid -- let's see, about $205,000 by 2019. >> yep. >> is significant. a very well-paying job. >> very well-paying job. these guys are the best of the best. the players are the best of the best making millions of dollars. clearly a lot of money. but you know, you get what you pay for in life. and these guys, are the best. >> obviously. >> we found that out.
>> my goodness. good luck to them. not every woman has a burning desire for motherhood. and we know why. researchers have identified what is called a mom gene. they say it is responsible for motivating mothers to nurture. when the gene was suppressed in female mice they spent less time caring for their young. the study says it doesn't mean women without the gene are not capable of being loving moms, it any just not as the innate. interesting one, right? what happens if you -- don't hatch the mom gene, you find this out. you are, you, you are on the fence, you think should i take the plunge and be a family person? you find out you don't hatch the gene. likely to just make you say, i'm not going to bother? >> i hope not. i think the study says, reveals, bottom line is everyone can be a good mother. it any just that -- some are sort of, it's more inaft in some. >> really hard wired. >> second nature to some. >> you think some dudes have the mom gene. some dads are really, really nurturing. >> really, really into it. >> maybe they have it.
do that next. >> you like you are really into it. >> i love my daughter like crazy. >> he is a good dad. >> thank you, sunny. what have you got planned for the week ♪ maybe ape l pizza, drinks. how about pizza with booze inside. in boston, serving adult only pies, toppings, alcohol, fresh mozarella, vodka soaked cherries, yes, they ask for id before you order it. you probably are too stuffed before you could get -- a box. >> that's delicious. i wonder if the alcohol evaporates when it is being cooked. >> i guess those infused they a buzz off of it. put in the sauce maybe. the cherries. pop the cherries. >> delicious. >> could be great. >> bring a big jar of cherries. >> should get some tonight. i would be into that. would make it a little more fun. happening. >> sunny is down. i'm into it.
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♪ mona lisa, mona lisa men have named you ♪ >> you never get tired of listening to that. >> nat king cole. great christmas album, the album from my childhood. we digress. >> you don't have to be an art expert to know what the mona lisa is. millions pass by the world's most famous painting every year while visiting the louvre in paris. >> i saw it on loan in new york. >> really? >> didn't have to take the trip. some in the art world are saying there is a second mona lisa, believe it or not. as abc's jeffrey kaufmann reports, there are others who are not so sure. >> reporter: could it be president? most famous painting in the world now has a twin?
>> mona lisa, leonardo's earlier version. >> reporter: what the owners of the so-called mona lisa told the world hidden in a swiss bank vault half of a century it emerged accompanied by a stack of evidence meant to prove this was davinci's first version of this, a younger mona lisa, note the perkier smile. the original has always been surrounded by intrigue, her eyes, said to reveal a secret code or artist's signature. but a second mona lisa? there are a lot of reasons to be suspect of this wannabe davici, it only surfaced in 1914, and no record of its existence before then. what does it add up to? >> it adds up to being an interesting copy. >> reporter: an interesting copy. there are many reasons to believe this is a copy by a lesser artist. first, the younger painting is
on canvas. leonardo painted on wood. the background on the younger mona lisa is well, muddy. not like the masterpiece. but the real give away, translucence. in the original, layers of light. they're just not there in the other one. >> when you look at them you just go wow. you look at that mona lisa. you go, eh. >> reporter: a new leonardo would be worth at least $100 million. imagine how with only 20 of his works in existence how exciting it would be to discover one more. jeffrey kaufmann, abc news, oxford. >> i'm not big it. don't think it is real. >> we are skeptical. i have to think so too. how could there not be some kind of reference to it way back when. in 1517. a third one i hear. >> that's the one, i heard that that was the real one. >> in a hotel somewhere. a hotel wall. bought at auction. you know what i am talking about
hotel pictur. >> i love this show. >> good picture, sunny. well some good movies are opening up this weekend. we will check them out in our friday morning edition of "insomniac theater." >> but, first, a baffling choice, which cleaning product for the job? they all make big promises. which ones deliver? what consumer reports has to say on this matter. you are watching "world news now."
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there are so many out there that say all-purpose. consumer reports says most do not live up to that name. they claim to be heavy duty and remove tough dirt. but can all-purpose cleaners really do it all? consumer reports put these 19 brand name cleaners to the test on tough stains in the kitchen and bathroom. and found only one with enough cleaning power that warrants the name all-purpose. >> the pine-sol original was our best of 19 tested products. it handled grease, grape juice, soap scum and stains. >> reporter: consumer reports says a handful of losers including whippet, it costs 62 cents for each use and performed lousy. >> you are paying for a cleaning product that really isn't going to do the job on most of the things you are hoping it is going to work on. >> reporter: while no spray cleaner made the recommended list, a couple green products made the top two.
seventh generation and green works. surprisingly one of the best cleaning products is likely in your kitchen cabinet already. vinegar. >> equal parts water and vinegar, outperformed every commercial spray cleaner. so, brands like lysol, ajax, vinegar beat them all. >> you just have to wait for the smell to dissipate. looking to go green, recommend finding usda or gaining labels on them. that means the product is 95% plant based. john, sunny, back to you. >> see, i like clorox, vinegar, my mother uses fabuloso. >> i didn't do much cleaning. >> are you sure? >> simply green product. >> looks look you do a lot of cleaning. >> for the right price i can be talked into doing just about anything. how's that? i can't do the vinegar. it smells too nasty to me. >> i feel like it is all-natural. put some in your salad.
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into the past, a looper, a hired gun, is waiting to mop up. in this case, joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop on him, sending him back, his future self for assassination. check it out. >> do you know what will happen? you have done this as me? >> i don't want to start talking time travel. if we talk about it we'll be here all day miking diagrams with straws. >> we know how this has to go down. i can't let you walk away from the diner alive. this is my life. i learned it. you had it. why don't you do what old men do, and die. >> really good reviews. "new york daily news," they're on their a game. fiery. together take us on a hell of a trip. rotten tomatoes, 92%, favorability rating. >> i will go see that. definitely. up next, pitch perfect. the rebel wilson from -- the bride maids, she is in the movie. really, really funny girl.
anna kendrick, britney snow, like a "glee" movie. about becca, anna kendrick, a girl would rather listening to what is coming out of her headphones than a person talking to her. she loves to sing. gets in with a group of girls. all different girls. mean girls. nerd girls. all have something in common. they love to sing. take a listen to this. >> i don't know. >> the rubbing together of your vocal chord at above normal rates without proper lubrication. >> isn't that painful why would you keep performing? >> because i love to sing. >> when my lady doctor told me i shouldn't have sex for six weeks. i did it any way. >> you should really listen to your doctor. >> i am laughing. rotten tomatoes gave it a 75% rating. not as the good as "looper" and "new york daily news" says it has a pretty good cast.
this morning on "world news now" -- deadly shooting developing overnight. we are learning about the victims who have been killed and wounded in a new act of work place violence. >> police in minneapolis say the shooter is among the dead. it's friday, september 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, i'm john muller. >> i'm sunny hostin. paula and rob are off today. we'll get the latest on that deadly work place shooting in just a moment. also this half-hour, almost three weeks after the ambassador and three other americans were killed in libya, the white house now says it was a premeditated terrorist attack. what's behind this change from the administration? and then on alert, some of the biggest banks in america are
being hit in a wave of cyber attacks. how millions could be affected. later, do demi moore and ashton kutcher have a secret reason they haven't gotten a divorce? we'll have the swirling speculation coming up in "the skinny." >> uh-huh. all right. we begin with the terrifying work place shooting rampage in minneapolis. bullets flying within the walls of a small business. >> we know for sure this morning that the gunman is among at least five people dead. three people are in critical condition. we get more from our own todd wilson of our minneapolis affiliate kstp. >> 911 calls came through dispatch about a shooting on access signage systems on chestnut. this neighborhood was on lockdown for hours. residents came out of their houses to see what was going on. >> our neighborhood is quiet. we never see anything going on around here really. >> reporter: cops dressed in military fatigues, carrying large rifles rushed to the scene of a shooting. >> officers arrived and entered,
found several victims inside. and were able to evacuate victims who were shot. >> reporter: deputy chief christine artisan says several people who died in the shooting were left inside the business. a source within the police department confirmed two dead and four injured. three critically. >> i can confirm though that the suspect, the shooter, is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. >> reporter: the investigation is now in full swing. medical examiner's office is here along with homicide investigators and crime scene techs. our thanks to todd wilson. a story we will be watching all morning. it has been almost three weeks now since chris stevens the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were killed in that assault on their compound in benghazi. while the investigation into the attack is far from over, the white house is now offering a new take on what really happened. here's abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta acknowledged the attack that killed four americans in
benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11 was not only carried out by terrorists it was premeditated. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and, how that, that attack took place, that, that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. >> reporter: the white house first suggested that the benghazi attack was spontaneous. the result of that anti-muslim video inciting mobs throughout the region. >> jake, let's be clear, these protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region. we don't know, we don't know otherwise. you know, we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. >> reporter: sources tell abc news that intelligence officials on the ground, the attack was not tied to the movie at all.
what aroused their suspicion, the fact that the attackers knew where to get ambassador stevens after he fled to a so-called safe house half a mile away. the building was hit with insurgent mortars suggesting the terrorists knew what they were doing. some administration sources tell abc news they were concerned after the white house began pushing the line that the attack was spontaneous and not the work of terrorists. the white house says assessments have changed over time as intelligence has been confirmed. president obama has repeatedly said the investigation is on to find the killers and bring them to justice. and abc news has learned that officials from the fbi which is leading the investigation in benghazi have not even gotten to benghazi more than 16 days after the attack because of security concerns. now officials worry by the time they do get to the site it will have been picked clean. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in new york for the opening session of the united nations general assembly. he also met with secretary of state hillary clinton one-on-one during which he was expected to make his case for military
action to stop iran from developing its nuclear program. he used a line drawing the bomb to make the same case at the u.n. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> netanyahu said iran will back down if the world draws that clear red line. he warned it will have enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb by next summer. that's what they're saying, netanyahu believes we're about six months away from them having enough enriched uranium to make a bomb. >> many people are hoping that military action is not necessary, of course. >> of course. >> and we know now that israel's foreign ministry called for another round of sanctions against iran. sanctions that have been put in place have been somewhat
successful, i think, you know, at least people are, are saying that. but i just wonder if the united states, this time of year, an election year, is ready sort of to draw that line and stand with israel. at this point. >> yeah. and, and i don't know that necessarily agreeing to bomb iran doesn't mean they're not necessarily standing with israel. but you are right -- at this point i don't think anything dramatic like that happens before. >> that's what i mean. to -- >> before november. >> stand with israel on drawing the red line right now. because, the election is, is a month away. >> we shall see. >> we shall see. the filmmaker behind the anti-muslim movie that sparked violent protests across the arab world has been arrested in california. a federal judge ordered nakoula basseley nakoula detained saying he is a flight risk. officials say he had eight probation violations stemming from a 2010 check fraud conviction. prosecutors say he will likely be placed in protective custody. it was back to business for the real nfl refs last night as they return from their lockout
to a officiate the browns/ravens' game in baltimore. cheers filled the stadium during the pregame coin toss when one ref said "it is good to be back." the ravens won the game. unlike the monday night packers/seahawks' debacle it was controversy-free. thank goodness. >> thank goodness, gracious, get down and kiss the gridiron. yes. enough was enough. that was ridiculous. >> since when do refs get a standing ovation. they're usually sort of, thankless job. >> insults. expletives hurled at them. >> i know. >> refs must have been like what kind of parallel universe are we in. they're cheering us right now. they get a nice raise. $18,000 raise to start. eventually i think right now at $140,000, some odd dollars, go up to the $200,000 level. >> that's significant for a part-time job. >> by the end of the eighth year. >> it is significant. a lot of people. i heard some people talking about it, eavesdropping on them.
one guy was saying, "this is way too much money." and it is a ton of money. when you think how much the players are getting and you think how good these are and what's at stake and television ratings and everything else. i say, pay them. and i think. everybody -- the nfl agreed. americas banks on high alert this morning after being targeted in a massive wave of cyber attacks. potentially millions of customers at bank of america, pnc, wells fargo and others have been locked out of their accounts online. hackers in the middle east warned they would attack over the anti-muslim movie but they couldn't be stopped. >> this is the first time that we know about where a middle eastern entity, perhaps, a middle eastern government, has attacked web sites of critical infrastructure in the united states. >> now, the u.s. suspects iran is involved. fortunately officials say everyone's money is safe they fear next generation of cyber attacks could reach deep into financial systems and cause real trouble. kind of scary. that is a sign of the times. >> it is scary.
my goodness, i just thought the banks were all most, i thought they were just so protected. >> foolproof. >> yeah. >> you better worry. your friday forecast. heavy downpours, flooding, boston, new york, philly, d.c. thunderstorms from the ohio valley, memphis, little rock. scattered showers along the gulf coast. drenching rain in west texas. showers in the rockies. >> 70s from billings to albuquerque. in the middle of the country, from minneapolis to kansas city, 80s. across the south. well, another major tourist attraction is coming to the big apple. the world's tallest ferris wheel. that's right, the 625-foot-tall wheel capable of carrying more than 1,400 people will be built on staten island over looking the statue of liberty and manhattan skyline. the privately funded project will cost $230 million. city officials hope it will draw millions of visitors. it should be finished in about three years. i'm not getting on that. >> heck of a view. scared of heights?
>> i don't see it -- so you are up there, ah, i'm so high i could die. wow. i don't know. doesn't make me feel good. >> sunny, think about you and your husband when you maybe courting and having a date and on the ferris wheel, wouldn't get on there? wouldn't be romantic? >> oh, it's so high, my goodness. look i am 1,400 feet up in the air, i could fall and die. i don't need that feeling. >> you are not feeling it. >> don't know -- get on the ferry and go to staten island to do it. >> sure, why not. beautiful view. a week since the iphone 5 hit stores. we are just now getting a lack at part of the phone frenzy last friday. >> right in front of dozens of people waiting in line for hours to be among first to buy the iphone. the apple employee drops the boxes full of devices. turns out the phones were fakes. the worker is a prankster. check it out. looking to get a rise out of some apple fans. i love it. [ laughter ] >> all these people think
"that's my phone he just dropped." >> look! >> this is great. he did it at a number of places. [ laughter ] [ slow-motion sound effect ] >> sounds pretty good. allegedly. he says "don't were reap there's lots of geniuses in there to fix them up. they'll be fine." >> i love that. but i am a prankster. >> that will go viral. coming up, deathbed confession leading to another search for jimmy hoffa's body. >> also ahead, a woman accused of torching her own car, but it was all in the name of self improvement. we'll explain that next. you are watching "world news now." ♪ hold it in f ♪ now you're working building a mystery ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. welcome back. by colonial penn life insurance. it's time to change the way we clean.
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welcome back. a mystery is exactly what surrounded the case of former teamster boss jimmy hoffa since his disappearance in 1975. soil samples being taken today from an area around a concrete driveway in a detroit suburb. they will be tested for human decomposition, and all result of a man's statement to police that he thought he saw hoffa buried there decades ago. bizarre story from florida, a high school teacher being held this morning in connection with a plot to have a former colleague killed. james peppe, a social studies teacher, was arrested yesterday. he is accused of attempting to hire a hit man to murder another
teacher who he used to work with. a man named robert meredith. meredith doesn't want to show his face and says he has no idea why peppe would want him killed. >> it's very strange, very disconcerting if that makes sense. i don't feel that in any way i am in any way culpable for this. i think this is, perhaps, if there's a problem -- it's 100% on the other side. >> the fbi was tipped off about the alleged plot last month. then taped several conversations in which peppe is accused of telling an undercover officer that he would pay $2,000 to have meredith rubbed out. >> all right, going to stay down south for one more. this one is from louisiana -- 23-year-old amanda williams charged with fraud and arson. here is why. she admitted to torching her car, so she could collect $1,000 in damages. she wanted to use the money to get breast implants. apparently. williams told neighbors not to park near her before she set the fire.
now she is facing 15 years in prison and $15,000 in fines. wow. >> my, my. >> mind-boggling. on so many levels. >> breast implants. >> she told the neighbors about the plan. probably not a good idea. >> good neighbor. >> like a good neighbor, state farm is there, or the police in this case. when we come back, we'll see what is in "the skinny". >> you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this
♪ skinny so skinny >> all right, time for "the skinny." this is an interesting one. demi moore and ashton kutcher splitting ways quite a while back, a year ago. everybody is wondering where is the divorce papers are, the big final divorce. now people are really speculating they were never married officially, maybe that's why we are not hearing about any official divorce. sources telling radar online, the couple's kabbalah's wedding was a symbolic ceremony not a legal marriage. it is possible if in fact this was not a legal marriage, not necessarily confirmed, that's what some people are saying, that they don't need an official divorce. >> that explains things. >> makes things a lot easier. >> interesting, i had no idea. talking about married folks, reese witherspoon had her baby boy. >> congratulations to her. >> congrats to her. welcomed, tennessee james.
thursday, yesterday, september 27th. reese and her husband jim are happy. mom and baby are healthy. the family is thrilled. we are thrilled for them. congratulations, reese witherspoon and hubby and tennessee. >> way to go. >> sophia vergara embracing her curves. apparently, her mom advised her not to undergo breast surgery. years ago. >> reduction though. >> yes, reduction. thank you for that. reduction. wanted to make them smaller. her mom said don't do it. she is agreeing with that. says she rejected the former and is yet to get a wedding dress. so she doesn't have to worry about wedding dress malfunctions. she says she looks better naked. that's a powerful statement. i think a lot of people when they look at themselves think i look better in clothes. she says she looks better out of clothes. >> smart mother. i think her boobs have helped her career. i'm just saying. >> funny how that happens. >> you're just saying. you're just saying. >> helped her out. the girls have helped her. >> way to go, sunny. let you say that. >> talking about boobs, you know
ke$ha, she says, told ryan seacrest on the radio show, she had sex with a ghost. >> a ghost? >> yes, yes, she had sex with a ghost. she said she has had experiences with the super natural. but in a very sexy way. and she said that her new album is based on the theme of that spiritual quest that she embarked on to improve her music. >> a sex tape? >> you know what, i think ke$ha may be a little nuts. >> that's an interesting one. >> how do you have a sex with a ghost, sex with casper. i am so confused by the whole thing. if you have sex with a guest do you tell people that you had sex with a ghost? or do you keep it secret? >> and, at a later date? >> you and casper keep it to yourselves. i don't think you share it with other people what do you think? >> yeah, i would go with that. a ghost -- that is a new one. >> i just.
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will answer some of your questions, and help you find the aarp medicare supplement plan that's right for you. and finally this half-hour, the week that was. with 39 days left to election day, there was of course, plenty of politics. >> but that botched call on monday night and the effect it had was really the story of the week. it is all what is called our "friday rewind." >> it's very clear, we can't afford four more years like the last four years. that's why we are going to get change, finally, in washington, the people of america deserve. >> i think it is a nonideological person, running in an extremely ideological age and he is faking it. >> their core problem was carefulness, inability to focus on their own essential meaning.
>> michelle would be terrific, but temperamentally, i just don't think that -- she would -- >> it's absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >> i just don't know, she is an extraordinarily able person, i never met anybody i thought was a better public servant. but i have no earthly idea what she will decide to do. >> why do the leaves fall? >> because it's autumn. >> when do we go to the cape? to hyannisport? >> because it's summer. >> it's summer. >> after further review, the call on the field stands. touchdown. end of game. >> seahawks win in the most bizarre finish you'll ever see! >> this is comical to me, really. >> mike, i tell you, that's, two of the worst calls at the end of a football game i can remember. >> really one thing that we have learned from this, as
frustrating as it is, ultimately it is a game judged by people who are imperfect. >> we are serious about these ideals. today we must reaffirm that our future will be determined by people like chris stevens and not by his killers. like me, the majority of americans are christians and yet we do not ban blaspheme against our most sacred beliefs. >> how will you decide if this book is a success? >> it won't sell as many books as harry bottler. i think, lightning doesn't strike twice. but i accepted that a long time ago. >> we have all been told laughter is the best medicine and told that facebook is a bargain at $38 a share. >> yeah. there you go. >> quite a week. next week is going to be huge because of the debates. >> yeah, can you believe it? round one of the debates. should be very interesting. my prediction, the honeymoon with the refs will be over after sunday's full slate. somebody will make a bone head call and everybody will end up wanting to kill the refs again. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.